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Ultimate Guide to Genki Market in Brisbane

Ultimate Guide to Genki Market in Brisbane

Take your tastebuds on a uniquely Asian food trip and ready your shopping bags for trinkets and collectibles that’ll make you say, “kawaii!,” at Genki Market in Brisbane! 

Genki Market showcases scrumptious Japanese street food, arts and crafts, new and pre-loved items, Japanese homeware, house plants, and more! This is held every Sunday on Charlotte Street in the Brisbane CBD. 

This Sunday market is a haven for Japanese pop culture lovers and those who’d just like to try something new in the neighborhood. Now you have a new Sunday agenda – you’re welcome! 

Things to See and Do

Going to weekend markets always guarantees a great time whether you just wanna walk around, treat yourself to tasty delights, or fill your shopping bag with goodies. 

At the Genki Market, of course you shouldn’t leave without sampling some staple Japanese street food or taking home a cute keychain! Here are some of the things you should definitely look out for! 

Watch Out for Events and Festivals

There’s always something new happening at Genki Market. So if you’re planning to go, make sure to check their Facebook for updates!

Each Sunday market might have different themes, such as a Sakura Fest featuring pink treats, a Ghibli Fest for all things Studio Ghibli, an Anime Fest, and so matcha more!  

Take a Bite of Takoyaki 

Takoyaki or grilled octopus balls is a Japanese street food staple that’s surely a must try! They’re little round balls of wheat flour batter with pieces of octopus at the center grilled in a special molded pan. 

It’s soft with a slight crisp on the outside with chewy octopus on the inside topped with green onions, bonito flakes, takoyaki sauce, and tempura scraps. Every Genki Market Sunday definitely has one of these stalls, so make sure to try them!  

Just be careful when it’s freshly grilled as it’s gonna be boiling hot! 

Have Some Matcha Made in Heaven

Who would’ve thought that finely ground powder of green tea leaves could be concocted into dozens of delectable desserts? Apart from a selection of street food to try, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with Japanese matcha desserts! 

Care for a matcha latte? How about a matcha mochi ice cream or matcha parfait? You’d be spoiled for choice as there’s so much matcha treats to choose from! 

The Genki Market even holds a Matcha Fest, so watch out for that as well! 

Geek Out On Anime and Japanese Pop Culture

Japanese pop culture has taken the world by storm. From anime, film, and art, to music and fashion, you’d definitely find something that’ll catch your eye! 

Have you been binge-watching on anime? You’ll find some fan-made merch here! Love Ghibli films? You’ll find Totoro, Kiki, or Kaonashi (No Face) faster than you can say “Arigato Gozaimasu!”

Catch Live Music

Did you know that Brisbane has its own J-pop (Japanese Pop) Idol groups? You might catch some groups perform live on your visit such as Melody Parade, Cuemewlus, and other new artists with a passion for J-pop!

Schedule and Location

The Brisbane Genki Market began as a small market in early 2021 and has continued to grow since then. You can now catch it every Sunday at 123 Charlotte Street within the CBD, from 10am to 3pm. 

You can check out their Facebook page for the latest updates, special events, discounts, and more. If you wish to contact them, you can also reach out through email at [email protected]

Other Asian/Japanese Stores and Markets to Visit 

If you’re on the hunt for other Asian or Japanese goodies, you should check these out on your next foodie jaunt or shopping trip!

Davely’s Asian Supermarket


Address: Shop 3/119 Charlotte Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Contact: [email protected] / 07 3211 1341

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 7pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 6pm

Davely’s Asian Supermarket is your one-stop shop for Asian food and other products in the heart of the Brisbane CBD! You can shop for Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian products, and more! 

You’ll also find a wide variety of snacks and ready-to-eat meals that you can conveniently enjoy in-store. 

Fuji Mart Brisbane 


Address: 264 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Contact: +61 7 3172 7021

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm; Saturday, 9:30am – 5pm; Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Fuji Mart Brisbane might look small, but it’s brimming with Japanese goodies from sashimi, umeboshi, sake, and mochi, to Japanese toys, homeware, and kitchen items! 

So don’t be fooled by its facade, this store is a hidden gem with some of the best Japanese products you can find in Brisbane! Keep an eye out for promotions, which offer specific products at discounted prices.

Mt. Gravatt Street Food


Address: 1644 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt QLD 4122

Contact: [email protected] 

Operating Hours: Every first Saturday of the month, 4pm – 9pm

For the ultimate food trip, head to Mt. Gravatt Street Food Market as they regularly showcase Asian street food along with tasty bites from all over the world! 

You’ll also get to enjoy live music and performances as you gobble up the goods. The Mt. Gravatt Street Food market happens every first Saturday of the month from 4pm – 9pm. 

Kazuyo’s Collection


Address: Ground Floor/195 B Boundary St, West End QLD 4101

Contact: [email protected] / +61 432 821 568

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5pm; Saturday, 9am – 4:15pm; Sunday, 9am – 1pm

Looking for unique gifts and collectibles? Kazuya’s Collection is a treasure trove of Japanese handmade and carefully curated products that you can’t find anywhere else! 

You’ll find intricately designed high-quality handbags, repurposed kimonos, colorful jewelry, hand-crafted trinkets, and more! They also feature works from Japanese artists so you’ll surely find something new on every visit. 



Address: Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122

Contact: +61 7 3195 3870

Operating Hours: Monday – Wednesday & Friday, 9am – 5:30pm; Thursday, 9am – 9pm; Saturday, 9am – 5pm; Sunday, 10am – 5pm

For all things anime, Popuanime is your go-to shop! You’ll find a diverse assortment of toys and other official merch from your favorite animes such as gundams, banpresto, nendoroids, Funko Pops, cards and games, collectibles, and so much more! 

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